TMIN.com By Michael Snyder Mon. April 13, 2020
Did you think that you would ever see the day when police in America would be patrolling church parking lots on Sunday morning in order to keep people away?
And did you think that you would ever see the day when Christians would be threatened with having their license plates recorded if they did attend church?
That is what the Democratic governor of the state of Kentucky just did, and he is getting a lot of national backlash over that move. When “shelter-in-place” orders were first instituted all over the nation, most of them seemed quite reasonable, and we assumed that our leaders would use common sense in enforcing them.
But in recent days it has become clear that in many areas of the country churches and other Christian gatherings are specifically being singled out, and in some cases authorities have seemed to take quite a bit of glee in cracking down on Christians. This sort of tyranny was never part of the bargain, and believers all over America are rightly pushing back against it.
Every American should be deeply alarmed by the precedent that is being set right now. If our churches can be shut down any time an “emergency” comes along, and if the bar for declaring an “emergency” just keeps getting lower and lower, it creates the potential for a whole lot of abuse by tyrants both big and small in the days ahead.
Some of the things that we have seen happen over the last several days have been alarming to the extreme.
Many of our politicians, and this seems to particularly be true for those that lean left, seem to take great delight in confrontations with churches and Christian institutions that are not “submissive” enough.
And now that a national crisis is giving them an opportunity to abuse their power, many of them are more than happy to do so.